Tea Party Ted Cruz Racists
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#1 Nov 3, 2013
Rafael Cruz, a Dallas-area pastor, made the comment in a speech to the North Texas Tea Party on Sept. 12, 2012, during his son’s successful campaign for the US Senate.
“We have our work cut out for us,” the elder Mr. Cruz says at the 19:25 mark on the video.“We need to send Barack Obama back to Chicago. I’d like to send him back to Kenya, back to Indonesia.”
The comment by the father of a prospective Republican presidential candidate – and one who speaks frequently on his son’s behalf – is laden with irony. It suggests that when it comes to Mr. Obama’s origins, the senior Cruz may be a “birther,” even as his Canadian-born son has had to defend his own eligibility to be president.
Rafael Cruz was born in Cuba, and was still a Cuban citizen when his son was born. Ted Cruz’s American mother, Eleanor Wilson, was born in Delaware. The Cruzes were living in Calgary, Alberta, when Ted was born, and moved to Texas a few years later.
Obama, whose father was Kenyan, was born in Hawaii and lived in Indonesia for four years as a child. He has visited Kenya but never lived there – though the view that Obama was in fact born in Kenya persists on the fringes.
The idea is that Obama’s alleged foreign origin makes him ineligible to be president, though the fact that his mother, Ann Dunham, was American makes Obama’s birthplace largely irrelevant. Someone born to an American citizen anywhere in the world has a claim to American citizenship.
To become president, the Constitution stipulates that one must be a “natural born citizen.” In the eyes of most legal experts, that does not mean one has to have been born on American soil – just to have at least one American parent.
In August, when Senator Cruz discovered that he was a dual citizen of both the United States and Canada, he announced he would renounce his Canadian citizenship. Billionaire Donald Trump, who made a spectacle of questioning Obama’s citizenship, revealed he was an equal-opportunity birther when he also questioned Cruz’s eligibility for the White House.
Since Aug. 18, when Cruz released his Canadian birth certificate to the Dallas Morning News, Mr. Trump has been silent on the matter.
In response to the post on Mother Jones, Senator Cruz’s office released a statement.
"These selective quotes, taken out of context, mischaracterize the substance of Pastor Cruz's message,” said Communications Director Sean Rushton.“Like many Americans, he feels America is on the wrong track. Although Pastor Cruz does not speak for the senator, Sen. Cruz sympathizes with the millions of Americans who are frustrated with the job loss and economic stagnation under President Obama's policies, and he is working hard every day to restore jobs and economic growth."
The next question is what role Rafael Cruz will continue to play in his son’s political career – especially if he runs for president. By all appearances, the senator is gearing up for 2016. Despite the assertion that “Pastor Cruz does not speak for the senator,” as Rafael Cruz’s comments garner more attention, it could be hard for Senator Cruz to keep a distance from any controversial views his father espouses.
The Kenya comment was just one of many eyebrow-raising statements by the senior Cruz posted by Mother Jones. In another video, Rafael Cruz tells the tea party of Hood County, Texas, in April that the US is a “Christian nation.”
“The septuagenarian businessman turned evangelical pastor did not choose to use the more inclusive formulation ‘Judeo-Christian nation,’” David Corn writes at MotherJones.com .
“Insisting that the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution ‘were signed on the knees of the framers’ and were a ‘divine revelation from God,’ he went on to say,‘yet our president has the gall to tell us that this is not a Christian nation.…The United States of America was formed to honor the word of God.’ "
Ok Jerry Doug and the rest of the Tea Billies....cry with excuses now.
#2 Nov 4, 2013
hope i am not posting in the wrong time slot, or on the wrong day, but when and where were you in nam?- hell, we may have served together - we had a "gene" - shot himself in the foot and when that didn't work he started a fight with our LT - LT was stronger than gene thought and LT beat the shit out of him - gene spent 60 days in the stockade and then went home with his bad conduct discharge -gene's nickname was "rabbit" - had to do with his "quickness" - sexual quickness, not running skills!- that wouldn't be you would it - maybe that's why you won't say when or where you served - still wearing your boxer shorts backwards!!
#3 Nov 5, 2013
When I get depressed and think that I'm the biggest idiot in the world I just get on here and read all these stupid comments and damn I realize that there are bigger idiots in this world then me.Damn what a relief
#4 Nov 5, 2013
So you expect me to answer my military career and you post like the one you posted above tiger high? LOL grow the fuck up little boy. You Jerry Comrade and all the rest of those fabulous monikers you wish to hide behind all say the same rhetorical statement.
"Look at me!!!! Look at me!!!!"....I dont play those games cheesedick. Invite me to "your" reunion LMAO.....yea a reunion of idiots who couldnt shoot the broad side of a barn and probably focused more on papa son's daughter than they did achieving the objective. How many kids you leave behind in Phu Bia or Chu Lia..were you in Hue during Tet? What was the objective to hill #36 in the Mi Kong Delta?
#5 Nov 5, 2013
what an interesting bit of Vietnam info ya pulled of the net there bozo!!Tell Me Phucko what was A Military Advisers JOB in the Nam? Its pretty easy to pull what the objective was on A hill in The Mi Kong as you spelled it... ITS Mekong Delta Asshole AND its PHU BAI AND its CHU LAI Dick Weed If You were There YOU Knew and would have Known The Way To Spell it!!! Your A Pathological Liar. you were never There you got CAUGHT in A LIE!!! What A Phucking Looser!!!!!!!Gene You truly are The Lowest piece of Life form I ever met!! ANYONE who would Stoop to your Levels and say you were A Soldier in Nam just to Gain Attention is despicable!!!
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